I've been 'in progress' with the drawing I'm working on for quite some time now. Since completing my MA in August I've gone back into full time work. It would have been nice to try and continue with my practice full time or just get a part time job but I was tired of having no money at all after living on a very tight budget for a year.
I try and devote as much time as possible to drawing. Every Thursday evening I speak to my dad on the phone, while we're chatting I'm working on something. I fit drawing in after work and spend lunchtimes thinking about what to do next and documenting my practice. It can be frustrating only making very slow progress but it's better than not making anything at all, it'll feel all the more rewarding when it's finally finished.
Someday I will be a full time artist and I'll look back on these days and be grateful that I've got all the time in the world to think about my work, I'll spend hours experimenting and playing in the studio making up for lost time. That's the dream anyway.